WDS is proud to produce two annual theatre pieces, one for middle school and one for middle and upper school. We benefit greatly from many theatre people among our parent body and faculty, who direct and produce these plays. The spring musical is open to everyone in 5th grade and up, and students also work backstage and learn lighting and set design from professionals. Tickets are sold to cover production costs but being in the play is free. A student band accompanies the spring musical, and sometimes includes teachers and other community members, all joining in the community part of our mission.
Our tiny school has enjoyed nearly a decade of consistent and consistently improving theatre productions.
The middle school play (grades 5-8) was added in 2017 to allow younger students their own showpiece and to expose them to Shakespeare in an appealing way, through adaptations that combine both modern English and the original language, while shortening the length and relating it to modern players and audiences, alike.